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Paw Prints On My Heart

By Jamie Craig - Illustrated by Emma Hay - ISBN: 9781922594822

RRP: $22.95

Paw Prints On My Heart
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Author Bio

Jamie was born in Queensland and when she is not writing, spends most of her time reading, watching movies, and listening to music. 
She is a bookworm and will happily spend most of her time at home reading one of the many books she owns. Jamie discovered her passion for writing and spent several years developing her craft. She likes to write children’s books, young adult fiction books and poetry and looks forward to many years of providing readers with great stories.

Paw Prints On My Heart

By Jamie Craig - Illustrated by Emma Hay - ISBN: 9781922594822

RRP: $22.95

I forgive you for not always being happy…
I forgive you for not always wanting to be hugged by me…
I forgive you for sometimes making a mess…
I forgive you for always being so cute…

I will try and forgive you for going to heaven…

A little girl is sad when one day, her best friend in the whole world has left her and she does not know how to cope. But with the love of her mum to carry her through, she learns to keep remembering her special and most loved friend and to know that her memories can be as valuable as the moments they shared before they parted. 

Afterall, paw prints on a heart full of love will never drift apart.

About the Illustrator: Emma Hay

Emma is a Brisbane based illustrator, who grew up in the heart of rural NSW on her family's century old farm.  Currently Emma is now following her passion for Children’s Book Illustration, full time, whilst continuing to run her small business on the side. Emma continues to strive to create whimsical, colourful and fun works for kids, and cares deeply about creating worlds, where children can explore interesting, challenging and entertaining topics that broadens their world and fosters their curiosity.

“A sensitive and sweet story of a child and pet friendship that aids children in loss and grief but shows how healing can work as a strength… Wonderful reading for children…” Madeline, Indie Book reviewer

"This book explores the timeless bond between a little girl and her best friend, a dog named Maya. When Maya passes away, the child's mother provides a comforting explanation of the illness that her dog suffered from. This is such an important conversation to have with children in order to support their understanding of grief and loss. The little girl's emotions are validated throughout the story as she deeply misses Maya. It is so heartbreaking and painful to lose a pet. For so many of us, a pet is a member of our family, and their loss leaves a huge void in our hearts. ❤️‍🩹

As she tries to cope with her immense loss, the little girl finds a way to honour and remember her companion. She has a special toy puppy that wears Maya's collar. Whenever she misses Maya, she hugs her toy puppy tightly. "Mummy made sure that I knew that even if you were not here with us, you would always be in our hearts." This is such a special way for children to continue to have a relationship with a pet who has died." Nina Reads @little.rainbow.reads on Instagram

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